LA Parents Keeping Kids Home Because Teachers Aren’t In School

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner (CBS Los Angeles/Screengrab via YouTube)

As Los Angeles Unified, the second-largest school district in the country, begins introducing students back into classrooms more than a year after going remote, superintendent Austin Beutner is claiming his gradual reopening plan guarantees “the safest school environment — period, end of story.”

Yet surveys have shown that less than half of Los Angeles elementary, middle, and high-school parents intend to send their child back to school. Teachers and administrators intent on delaying a full reopening are citing those numbers to suggest that many parents are still reluctant to expose their children to COVID-19 in schools.

“The trauma, anxiety and very real

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